There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.
There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
History repeats itself, the first as tragedy, then as farce.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.
We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.
There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.
The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it's over.
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
Faith in God offers no insurance against tragedy.
Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.
The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
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